A DOMESTIC offender poured petrol over a garden fence after accusing his partner of being unfaithful.

Christopher Jones, 49, of McGrigor Road, Rosyth, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He was found guilty previously of a charge that on March 7 last year, at Main Street, Kelty, he acted aggressively towards his partner, shouted at her repeatedly and poured petrol over the garden fence.

Defence solicitor Christopher Large said his client had “paranoid thoughts” about his partner being unfaithful when he had been intoxicated.

The court heard Jones had been jailed in 2019 for a domestic offence involving another partner.

Sheriff David Hall told Jones he had only narrowly avoided another jail sentence.

Instead, he imposed a community payback order with two years of supervision and Jones will take part in the Caledonian Programme for domestic offenders.

He will also complete 180 hours of unpaid work and was made subject to a non-harassment order for two years.